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the terrorist attack. christopher stephens was the first american ambassador ince . today president obama, memorialized ambassador stevens in a speech to the united nations general assembly. a speech in which the president did not say the words assassination, murder, or terrorism in relation to the ambassador's death. the president is once again blamed the terrorist strike against our consulates and the murders of four americans on a low-budget amateurish, anti-islam, almost 14-minute-long youtube video that had been on line for months before the attack. >> in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks. the crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. lou: the president did brave the assault on citizenry and blasted a run for propping up the regime is, supporting terrorism, and for refusing to prove that their nuclear ambitions are peaceful. >> just as it restrains the rights of its own people the iranian government continues to prop up the dictator in damascus and suppo
, the obama campaign combines mitt romney's words with some potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as of today we're just 40 days away until the presidential election. and for the second day in a row both mitt romney and president obama have been campaigning in the same battleground state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail watching what's going on. another dramatic day. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense
that the sprinted is here. they have to step it up to catch barack obama but also to keep the republican base that he needs happy and shows he's got the necessary energy to go through with the campaign. >> gregg: has there been some criticism that the romney campaign hasn't been campaigning hard enough? >> yeah, when the president is campaigning couple times and there is close fund-raisers. there have been complaints that the fund-raisers didn't make him accessible enough to the public. so they opened up the fund-raising event opened to the cameras, but you have to remember, donors are already in the camp. this week is the big ramp up for it. part of what the are trying to do is set the tone for the debate season. this will be a great deal of emphasis for the economy and jobs. he will expand it to more broader choices. tight frameworks this is really a reelection of barack obama and three years of failure hasn't been able to bring about the change of promise. you'll hear homicidal talking about that and saying some 14 years ago he wanted to redistribute wealth. he will be saying the president
progressed over the last few days, president obama and his administration struggling to even define our relationship with some of those countries, including egypt. president obama, who refused to take questions from the white house press corps did sit down with telemundo and tried to explain his view of the american relationship with egypt. he said i don't think we would consider them in our life that we don't consider them an enemy. a squall of criticism followed. the white house trying to explain what president obama meant to say. spokesman tommy bidder didn't help a white house effort. he said the word ally doesn't amount to much. and call the term ally a legal term of art. for the record, the oxford english dictionary defines the term as a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity. not much art. in that, a simple word. not necessarily a term. for the president's enjoyment, enemy means a hostile nation or its armed forces or citizens. meanwhile from the white house come obama campaign, much of the mainstream media, and even some republicans
christian egyptians. that questions the words of mohammed. president obama before those events in egypt and libya, had made a point of saying that the islamic religion is not america's enemy. >> today, the war in iraq is over. in afghanistan we're training afghan security forces and forging a partnership with the afghan people. by the end of 2014, the longest war in history would be over. i always said our fight is with al qaeda and its affiliates, not with islam or any other religion. lou: the u.s. embassy in cairo apologized to anyone in the region offended by that movie and criticized anyone who would hurt the feelings of muslims. meanwhile the president rejected a request to meet with israel's prime minister at the united nations general assembly later this month. the white house cited scheduling conflicts. the president's schedule to be on the campaign trail when benjamin netanyahu will be in this country. and the so-called convention bounce in the polls for president obama seems to have already dissipated a brand new "abc washington post poll" of likely voters has the president le
in all our statements, arabic and english. president obama had this to say. >> i wouldn't say we consider them an ally or an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find their way. they were democratically elected. we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident. >> egypt has been designated one of 15 major nonnato allies, including israel, japan and south korea. nothg has changed from a policy standpoint on the political front, white house spokesman trying to contain any damage saying mr. obama was speaking col low quee alley, not literally. that fuzzy language with the pictures we are getting from cairo and beyond. a lot to talk about on many different fronts. ben wedeman is on the ground in cairo, fran counsel setownsend , the member of the cia external advisory committee. also with us fowadi, senior fellow at stanford institution. >> ben, is that firing in the background right now? >> reporter: actually, anderson, what that is is protesters firing fireworks in the direction of security forces which are literally right below this balcony. this is happening sort
obama had this to say. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find its way. they were democratically elected, i think that we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident. >> well, in fact, by law, since the 1980s, egypt is designated one of 15 nonnato allies. victoria newland confirmed nothing has changed from a policy standpoint. on the political front, however, the white house tried to contain damage, saying mr. obama was speaking colloquially. ben wedeman on the ground for us. homeland security adviser fran townsend with us. our national security contributor and member of the external advisory committee. she visited egypt with her employer. and we have a fellow at stanford hoover institution is that firing in the background right now? >> actually, anderson, that is protesters firing fireworks in the direction of security forces which are literally right below this balcony and this is happening sort of on an hourly basis throughout the day and well into the night. >> so what
, the candidates try to use their rivals' words to gain an advantage. [cheers] >> we heard then state senator obama talking about redistribution of wealth. >> mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth. [cheers] >> and governor romney saying nearly half of americans believe they are victims. >> the president certainly doesn't think that men and women on social security are irresponsible or victims. >> shepard: tonight, how the candidates are trying to capitalize on their opponent's own words. plus, did jesus christ have a wife? tonight, a harvard professor says this ancient scrap of papyrus may help settle the debate. some scholars are skeptical. first from fox this wednesday night, governor mitt romney says he does have plans to help the poor and the middle class the white house says president obama does not want to steal from the rich. but tonight each camp is still trying to use the other guy's words against him. a super pac that supports the president is running a new ad based on this comment from governor romney a
pressure on obama to take a hard line on iran. >> the world tells israel wait, there is still time. i say wait for what? those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran, don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. i you know, the israeli politician and speaker of the knesset and also the author of israel and the will to prevail and before we talk about that statement. your reaction to the riots in libya that happened on tuesday, egypt, happening again today and tunisia and yemen all against american interest. >> you ask why and what is the reasoning in there is no reasoning in the middle east. you are giving them millions of dollars and look at what is happening today. in writing the book, you should not apply the value of reasoning in the u.s.. we live there. it is a tough neighbor. you cannot appease those people. >> brian: you heard the ambassador saying they need friend and we should be patient. >> enough with the friendly and you tried it. president obama tried from the day he was elected. he went to cairo and went and gave a nice speech.
, as it appears that the obama administration has lost the hearts and minds of the muslim world and dozens of countries around the world. they are fighting hard to win the hearts and minds of the american people saying well it's not about our policy, not about this president, it's not about this empathy tour or apology tour in the past. it's really about an anti-muslim film that's been posted on youtube. >> tucker, what did you think of what jay carney said. >> that's a picture of a man desperately clinging to his talking points. what you saw in the map that we put up a moment ago is coordination. there is really no question that these attacks against u.s. properties abroad are being coordinated. there is no question. the idea that they are being coordinate natalled in response to a youtube video is ludicrous. convenient story for the white house. give the press secretary credit to try to sell an unsellable prospect and keep going at it. no one believes it because it's not true. >> how can he he know that? fbi teams are just arriving in libya. the investigation is underway. we know that th
. >> a team of 50 specially trained marines were deployed overnight. president obama spoke to the leaders last night as it's becoming clearer now what may have been behind these attacks. >>> more protests overnight in egypt. but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video who offended muslims, what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is our mob. this is an organized terrorist attack. >> asthma renos were dispatched, back at home, they became a campaign issue. a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt that criticized a film that sparked outrage there. >> having that embassy reiterate apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for administration >> delayed campaign trip yesterday. but he still attended a rally in las vegas after telling 60 minut
, barack obama saying that he doesn't really consider egypt an ally or an enemy at this point, that it really is time will tell, this is a work in progress. that really is kind of a stunning change of position from the white house perspective. >> reporter: i think that that statement took many people by surprise and shocked them a great deal. part of the anti-u.s. sentiment, and there is an anti-u.s. sentiment in the clashes today and in the protests on tuesday and in the various countries where the protests are taking plaes, the u.s. has been -- egypt has been a major ally for the u.s. to the extent that five different u.s. administrations supported our dictator, mubarak. i think the white house realized, because over the past few minutes i've been reading statements, the white house realized what a shocking statement that was and it looks like they're trying to back pedal from this idea that egypt has been demoted as an ally. i think everybody right now feels how sensitive the situation is and understands this political jockeying for power and again to reiterate, it's -- the
of america. >> we also understand that president obama spoke on the phone with a yemeni president today. shep, thanked him for his security forces helping to turn back the protesters at the embassy there examine reminded him of his responsibility to secure u.s. personnel in the area. we're also hearing tonight that u.s. officials are particularly concerned about potential violence tomorrow again in yemen in sudan, in pakistan, and perhaps most of all, in egypt once again where the muslim brotherhood has called for a million man march. the muslim brotherhood, of course, the party of the new egyptian president. >> shep: egypt has been home to some of the biggest anti-american protests we've seen thus far. now some questions as to whether the united states still considers egypt an ally. one message and then another out of washington. that's coming up. plus he was the man who broadcast those famous words, the eagle has landed. just hours later, neil armstrong was walking on the moon. now astronauts and friends are saying good-bye to one of america's most extraordinary explorers. it's ahead from t
barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. >>> a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take you
from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been throwing rocks and fire bombs as police answer with tear gas. in yemen, police open fire to disperse rioters at the u.s. embassy where a security wall was breached. security officials report four deaths. and in iraq, protesters stepped on and then burned a symbolic american flag as rival sunni and shiite muslims marched together. libyan authorities have now made at least one arrest in connection with the attack
the filmmakers. >> now president obama says he's not sure where the relationship with egypt stands. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally but don't consider them an enemy. >> why does the air rib spring look like a winter. it has little to do with the internet video. that was just a trigger. >> this is a photo opportunity. >> the problem goes back to the men the u.s. relied on to keep order. for decades they fed their people a diet of lies, hate and half-truths that boiled down to two concepts. the united states and israel are fighting a war against islam. and the war is hidden in secret conspiracies. the goal was to keep the people's anger focused elsewhere, not on the regime's corruption and inability to produce jobs and basic services. by now those sentiments are deeply engrained. >> the perception in the muslim countries is that the whole world is at war with islam. >> oxford university professor ramadan is the grandson of the founder of egypt's muslim brotherhood and explains each world, islam and the west, to the other. >> we shouldn't forget that even in egypt or in tun
an degrees military base in maryland. president obama called the 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the will bean people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens's funeral are pending. >>> this morning our media partner san jose news said a caltrain operator smoked marijuana before a near disaster. passengers jumped for their lives as a speeding train came down on them at 75 miles an hour. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks when the train going on the opposite track almost hit them. it was a close call but no one was hurt. the engineer who was stopped at the station tested positive for pot after 9 incident and both engineers should have been in radio contact. they are on paid administrative lead spend pending the results of an investigation. >>> and fires will resume battling a brush fire as soo
. president obama called 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens' funeral are pending. >>> this morning our media partner, the mercury news, reported a caltrain operator smoked marijuana before a near disaster. passengers jumped for their lives as a speeding train came down on them at 75 miles an hour. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks when the train going on the opposite track almost hit them. it was a close call but no one was hurt. cal strain said the engineer who was stopped at the station tested positive for pot after the incident and both engineers should have been in radio contact. they are on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation. >>> this morning in southern california, firefight
. >>> we have still developing news from overseas. president obama has confirmed the deaths of four americans in libya including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. here's his picture. he is a bay area native. he was killed while trying to escape a violent protest. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau. alison. >> reporter: dave, president obama calls chris stevens a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. as you mentioned he grew up in the bay area and graduated from uc berkeley. steven and three others were killed in a rocket attack on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are on cnn this morning and one analyst says he believes the killings are part of a plot against the u.s.. >> they not only attack the embassy but they have someone laying in wait to attack the ambassadors car. it's more than just a crowd going after attacking about a film. >> reporter: of course there are a lot of unanswered questions this
to create american jobs. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin for the first time in more than 200 days. wisconsin may be a surprise battleground state. months ago the obama can't believe the state's 10 electoral votes were safely in their corner. paul ryan was tapped as mitt romney's running mate. here's what else we're working on for you. >> take the lord's name in vain. >> if jesus jokes are fair game, why in a free country is the prophet mohammed beyond reproach? and another hands off topic, religion. not the peaceful notion of it, but the reality of why it's so often turns deadly. a christian, muslim and jew walk into our studio for a conversation that is no joke. >>> i think it's a -- >> romney's rough week. secret tapes, disparaging words, seeking polls and pesky taxes. even the mrs. weighed in. >> what republicans are really saying about mitt romney. and -- >> this is a fact, my friend. >> jesse "the body ". >> how about if you run with me? >> ponder a white house run. yes! but first, we're going to start with this. tonight a discussion about the prophet mohammed, a discussion t
in libya. >>president obama: american diplomats and civilians worked tirelessly across the world. often, they are away from their families, sometimes a brave great danger. yesterday, four of these extraordinary americans are killed on attack at a diplomatic post in benghazi. among those killed was our ambassador chris stevens off as well as a foreign service officer, sean smith. we are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. today, the american people stand united and holding the families and our thoughts and prayers. the united states condemns, in the strongest terms, this outrageous and shocking attack. we are working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i have also directed the administration to increase security and diplomatic posts around the world. make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all groups. we reject all efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others. there is no justification to this type of
seen. reports are saying three others were killed as well. president obama has released a statement within the last 20 minutes or so it says in part: on a personal note, chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. he selflessly served our country and the libyan people at our mission in benghazi. his legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. i'm profoundly grateful for his service to my administration and deeply saddened by the loss. a statement from president obama. protesters had swarmed the embassy in benghazi, reportedly over an amateur film made by an american the film ridiculed islam's prophet know ham dad. in egypt protesters stormed the american embassy and tore down the american flag. secretary of state clinton says she is concerned the protest might spread to other countries and u.s. embassies throughout the arab world are on high alert. >>> we have developing news from the city of alameda, firefighters put out a fire at a duplex this morning. crews say there were heavy flames from the rear of the building on pacif
obama is could to speak along with other top pentagon brass and we'll have live coverage. >> in addition to the services at the pentagon, there are remembrance ceremonies and events in communities newout northern virginia and maryland. there are also service projects in the district and on capitol hill. >>> up in the big apple, a commemmoration ceremony is set for later this morning. but this year, no government officials will be speaking at ground zero. family members will instead read the names of the victims who died 11 years ago today. in pennsylvania, 40 lanterns lit up the night last night. thousands of people gathered at the memorial site in shanksville to remember those who were lost. later on today, vice president joe bidening scheduleto visit the flight 93 memorial. >>> leopanetta stopped by the memorial yesterday in shanksville where he toured the wall of names. it pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives taking down the plane to d.c. >>> the number two in yemen has been killed. it is not the first time it has been reported that he was killed. he
to president obama . even though a judge has found parts of the collective bargaining law unconstitutional , it is going to remain in fleas while the state appeals ruling . the law severely limits public-sector union workers including teachers . if union officials say that they were thrilled by the judge's decision on friday . how one democratic senator hall also applauded the judge's decision . >> it was such a huge savings this huge >> supporters of a loss say it is fully healed problematic it is a city judge handicaps huge >> complaints are up 225 %% since left 2010 raising questions about whether the federal do not call russ is actually working . it is supposed to prevent the markets from falling more than 209 million from #on the registry . federal trade commissioners say the calls are becoming a bigger problem that a state list actually works to delete costs than not coming out in two minutes ,, we are following in developing story of four u.s. troops killed this morning in afghanistan here e.f. also coming of ,, in the wake of the embassy attack in libya we're hearing from one on
and president obama expect today make a pair of stops to the battle ground state of ohio and also, monday, attorneys for the british royal family will file officially a criminal complaint in france against the photographer who took those pictures of prince william's wife kate, sun bathing topless and lawyers now planning to sue the newspapers that have published the picture and isn't just the french, the italy and others are joining the list. and on tuesday, the space shuttle endeavour will finish one final mission when it's scheduled to arrive by plane in los angeles. and where it will eventually go on permanent display at the california science center, we love that. and that's how fax reports this sunday night, september 16th, 2012. and as we enter a new week, i'm harris falkner, thanks for watching. for more on the developing story of unrest in
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